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DIY Simple Banner Creation for ads and offer promotion

Monday, May 22, 2017 No Comment

Hey there, looking for a simple yet effective way to create a banner for your blog, YouTube banner, Facebook ad, adsense ad and other advertisements or better still, you just want to do it for fun! It's always your choice.

There are tons of free banner makers and generators as well as paid services online but sometimes, you might want to break all odds and do something yourself. Although the ability create specific stuff yourself becomes impossible because you don't have a laptop or related but there is always a way out.

Your smartphone should be more than just your buddy or social media agent... Because there are lots of things you can do with it.

For this post, we will be using the Almighty PicsArt application. This can either be a fun tutorial or a serious tutorial all depending on you!

Last time I wrote a post about PicsArt, it was on how to create a simple header image for your blog. If you have a laptop, then this may not be something interesting to you, you have Photoshop and the rest.

The good thing about PicsArt is that, new features keep rolling in consecutively for your pleasure and satisfaction.

Now let's get started

For this post, we will need to decide what kind of banner we want to create. In case you don't know, the most common banner sizes are;

  • 728×90px — Leaderboard
  • 300×600px — Half Page
  • 300×250px — Medium Rectangle
  • 336×280px — Large Rectangle.

There are other banner sizes but they aren't as standard and recommended as the ones listed above.

Before creating your banner, the first thing you do is choosing your preferred banner size and if need be the case, lookup and download some free banner designs or you can just create yours simply.

For the sake of this post, I created a custom Bluehost banner for an affiliate promotion, assuming I don't like the banners made available by the company. below is an example.

The banner is a 300x250 jpg image promoting an exclusive offer which is sure to get the attention of someone looking for a good web hosting but hoping to save some cash.

The only thing I got online was the Bluehost logo. The rest, I did with PicsArt...Though this might not be one attractive or outstanding banner, it's surely going to catch some attention... Because the centre of attraction is written out bold enough. Of cause, who wouldn't want to save 25% of his/her hosting?

Free banner maker
I transformed the banner into a 728x90 banner by rearranging it's content (I recreated it).

What if you want to advertise a service on AdWords and other advertising platform?

• The first thing you put into consideration is the banner size. What kind of banner do you want?

 • Next you consider your blog design. You might want to use a related colour to create you banner, if you have a logo, well, it definitely need to grace your banner.

• A call to action is another thing to put into consideration. You would probably need that in your banner.

 I created a 300x600 and 300x250 banner image for a paid food tutoring website or school.

Free banner creator 
300x600 gif banner

Free banner maker

 300x250 jpg banner
*Images gotten from pixabay*

Note; There's no site called Karen's Kitchen, as far as I know. I had to create a simple logo for this purpose.

So, I created the banner above from scratch. Aside being beautiful, it was fun trying out something new.

Another example below with an open space for your logo.

The "Start Here" is blinking because I transformed the Image to gif

create free banner for advertisement 

Free to used :) 

 Truth is there is more you can actually do with the PicsArt application, providing you know your way around it...

If you found this rather not too useful to you then you can try the free banner creator "Canva". You could also lookup other free banner creators online

Why you need to take a break and Sleep

Sunday, May 21, 2017 No Comment

Sleep is a basic requirement for our healthy living. It makes us feel better, but its importance goes beyond just boosting our mood or banishing the dark discoloration of the skin under the eye referred to as under-eye circles.
Adequate sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and it can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
Here are some Reasons why You Should not starve yourself of Sleep:

Improves Health. 
In as much as getting a good night sleep will not grant one immunity from diseases, there is a link between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease , heart attacks,
diabetes , and obesity.
Heart attacks and strokes are more likely to occur
during the early morning hours, which may be due
to the way sleep interacts with the blood vessels.
Lack of sleep has been associated with worsening of
blood pressure and cholesterol, which are risk
factors for heart disease and stroke. Your heart will
be healthier if you get between 7 and 9 hours of
sleep each night.

Improve memory and Concentration
Surprisingly, our mind is busy while we sleep. During sleep we can strengthen memories or "practice" skills
learned while you were awake (it’s a process called
In other words if you’re trying to learn something new. You'll perform better after sleeping.

Clear thinking
Have you ever woken up after a bad night's sleep, feeling fuzzy and easily confused, like your brain can't get out of first gear? "Sleep loss affects how you think," "It impairs your cognition, your attention, and your decision-making."

Healthy looking
Sleeping regularly makes us look healthier and
more attractive. As sleep gives us a chance to get relaxed and refresh our stressed out body after the day to day activities.

A Better Mood
Getting enough sleep won't guarantee a sunny disposition. But you have probably noticed that when you're exhausted, you're more likely to be cranky. That's not all. "Not getting enough sleep affects your emotional regulation,"

Worse Excuses for Failing to make a Change

Sunday, May 21, 2017 No Comment
  1. Failure

Do you have a million reasons why you weren't able to accomplish the tasks you had in mind?
There is always a group of people who would blame the world for their problems but themselves.
Everything is someone else’s fault. Every problem is explained away with excuses… Excuses for failure, excuses about their choices in life, for not moving forward in life, for not giving their best at home, at work and anywhere else...

It’s a lot easier pointing an accusing finger at someone or something else instead of looking within us. Isn't it? But the truth is, when you’re wrapped up in the blame and excuse game; you’re the only one that’s losing out… You distance yourself from any possible lesson and solution.

Excuses hold you back from moving forward... It’s the hallmark of people who block themselves from success… The more you blame, the more you remove the need for yourself to change; the more you close the door of opportunities, possibilities and solutions.

When things aren't adding up in life, instead of casting blame and offering excuses; take charge. The amount of energy and stress it takes to place blame elsewhere, takes away from you, the ability to move forward and find a real solution.

If the situation is within your control, change it. If it’s completely out of your control, pray and approach it accordingly. You can go far in life, when you start taking responsibilities for your’ll see things in an entirely new direction.
I got this beautiful piece from a worthy Friend

The act Of Failing; 10 Things You Need to Know About Failure

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 No Comment

  Failure is one annoying character. It never minds its business, it keeps poke nosing in people's affairs unfairly. Probably, if it had a choice, it wouldn't!

Here are The few Crazy Things About Failure...

1. You, Everybody have Experienced failure

Failure isn't something anyone wants to experience but the bottom line is,  everyone in one way or the other have experienced failure... Before you shout no!  You might just get bumped by memories of past experiences with failure... It isn't nice though but somehow, it always happen. So why feel bad for not getting something right when there is chance for a second trial?

2. Listening To The Right People Can Check Failure...

Oh yes! The 'I'm too good' attitude has Surely done more harm than good on people who always feel listening to others doesn't matter because such opinions are waste of time... Trust me, one idea can surpass your 101 ideas.
Listening to the opinions of others can boost an idea to you have,  it might even be the key to your success... But when you listen,  know who gives the right opinion from those who give the wrong opinion...

3. Failure Is A Teacher

Failure, no matter how bad it is, teaches a lesson... If taking path B leads you to failure, next time, you will assume path A will lead you somewhere better... Undergoing failure is better than not trying at all because by trying you get an experience that will help check your next trial...

Failure is strict teacher, whatever you learn, gets embedded in you for a long long time...

4. You can let Failure Make You Succeed or Quit

The choice is yours. Should you stop trying because you failed once or twice or would you try harder and do better so you can overcome failure? The choice as always is yours... Failure shouldn't be a excuse to stop trying, it shouldn't be the reason.
Rather than let failure discourage you, let it motivate you...

5. The Blame Game is Failure's Checkmate

Failure always has its way of making you blame everyone or anything you find worth blaming...  But blaming your family,  your friends,  your condition or more for being the reason of your failure gets you more sullen in failure...

So, whatever the reason, whatever makes you get tired of failure should motivate you put more effort and discover the route to over coming that failure...
So, what are you waiting for? There are 26 letters if the alphabet not just A and B! As always, IF PLAN A FAILS, THERE IS PLAN B - Z... Patience and some adjustment is all you need!

How To Make Money Without A Job

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 No Comment

Make Money Without A Job
I guess you've seen several adverts promoting the fact that you can actually make money without a job but, really! Have you ever known or encountered anyone who makes money without doing anything?

 Truth is, visiting sites or platforms that promise to help you make money without a job is only just a death trap. Because you are going to be a victim of  unnecessary spending that you will definitely regret in the long run!

Make money online taking surveys with 

There is absolutely no way you can make money without a job unless of cause you want to resort to begging or scamming and truth is to some, begging for money and scamming is a job, a very bad one indeed. 
There is absolutely no way you can make money without a job and even your search online will only land you in sites that at the end of the day suggest ways to make money by perform tasks... Whoever said that wasn't a job?

If you've always thought that having a meant sitting and taking orders from a dirty annoying boss, then my bet is, you thought wrong!

So, what's really a job?

A Job is a task
A Job is an economic role that gets you paid
A job is working for hire

"How to make money without a job" is probably one thing you shouldn't search for online because, you only make yourself vulnerable to hungry scammers and if you aren't lucky enough, you might end up paying someone's bills to say but the least.

Can I make money without a job?

There is no such thing as making money without a job. You don't make money when you do nothing but at this stage it's called getting money without a job because you obviously have to be dependant on someone or people to get money without doing any thing.

Why do most website and blogs promote the ability to make money without a Job?

If you'd agree with me, any real and acknowledged blog or website promoting the act of making money without a job only do so to draw your attention to simple jobs or jobs requiring your skill that you can do both online and offline.

Easiest ways to make money online

Honestly I wouldn't want to sugarcoat the fact that there arwy actually very easy ways to make money online... Bottom line is there is really no easy way. You have to strive for what you want...
Below are some jobs you can to online to to make some bucks... They may be easy and recommended for your or vise versa.

1. Make money taking surveys
There are lots of sites offering interested persons the opportunity to make money online by taking surveys. Some site that offer such opportunity are;

  1. Vindale Oxsample
  2. Globaltestmarket
  3. Surveysavvy
  4. Oxsample
  5. Mythoughtscount
  6. SurveyVoices

2. Make money working as an affiliate marketer
This is one of the best yet technical ways to make money online from home... If you can find your way around this, then I best you will have no need to go searching for some annoying employment. You will save yourself the stress of tolerating a dirty boss! Below are some of the best affiliate marketing sites.

  1. Amazon associates
  2. Linkshare
  3. Cj
  4. Clickbank

3. Make money working as a CPA agent
CPA simply means Cost Per Action. You simply get paid for what you make people do with specific offers... You can make people sign up for an offer or some free trial. Below are few CPA sites

  1. Peerfly
  2. Cpalead
  3. Adworkmedia
  4. Clickbank
  5. maxbounty
4. Make money selling your expertise
If you are a writer, music composer, graphic designer and whatever skill or talent you basically have to offer in return for cash, then you can join some of the sites below;
5. Make money Selling your products
If you are a good writer, you can write books and sell online! If you can design or make a template, you can as well sell them online, or are you good in craft or anything digital, you shouldn't think twice, start creating for sale! Some sites where you can sell your crafts and digital goods below;

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